Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Mountain View, Livermore, Turlock and Hollister
Thousands of people are injured every year in slip and fall accidents throughout the US, some of which can be extremely serious and result in permanent disabilities. If you slip (or trip) and fall on a defective staircase, rough patch of ground, or slick floor, the owner of the property could be liable for your injuries and any financial losses that result. Slip and fall accident can be extremely serious and in some cases, they can even be fatal. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in such an accident, a personal injury attorney can evaluate your cases, explain your rights, and help you pursue compensation in Mountain View, Livermore, Turlock and Hollister.
When can You file a Personal Injury Claim?
Legal action to recover compensation for injuries resulting in slip and fall accidents can be at any time. However, keep in mind that a statute of limitations applies and that you must prove that the manager, owner, renter, or other entity involved with that property is liable for the condition that caused you to slip or trip and fall.
Determining Negligence / proving Liability
As with other types of accidents and personal injury claims, slip and fall cases can be very complex. The key to winning such a case is being able to determine whether the responsible party is negligent and proving that they are liable for your injuries. As the party responsible for that property, the company or individual has an obligation to ensure your safety when visiting the property. Furthermore, “Premises Liability Laws” as they are more commonly called, determine the extent of that obligation.
In order for someone to be responsible for the injuries you sustained on their property, at least one of the following must be proven in court:
- The property owner or their employee did not correct or repair the condition despite knowing that it existed.
- The property owner or their employee must have caused the hazardous condition that caused your accident.
- The property owner or their employee should have been aware of the dangerous or hazardous condition since any other “reasonable” individual would have and took measures to remove or repair it.
If you sustained injuries by slipping or tripping and falling on someone else’s property, the right personal injury attorney can evaluate your case and pursue compensation for your injuries and all financial losses that you’ve incurred as a result. Most of the lawyers offer free first consultation and work on contingency basis to ensure that you don’t have to pay them upfront.
Any time you injure yourself, it is essential to seek medical treatment apart from your personal safety and health. Accessing medical treatment bolsters your chances of getting the right amount of compensation. Another important aspect is to call on Braff Personal Injury Attorneys and we will help you evaluate your claim.
Filing A Claim
As per current law in California, property owners are responsible for keeping their property and associated public areas safe for people entering and using the premise. The type of property does not matter, so whether it is commercial or residential, the liability of the property owner does not change. Thus, talk with one of our injury lawyers and we’ll help you with the process of the claim and maximize the compensation.